Greetings from MABA
Please note: Although MABA continues to be closed to the public, a limited number of visitors will be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays, by appointment only. Please contact the office for more information and COVID protocols before you visit.

Join us every Sunday for LIVE Guided Meditations, Dharma Talks, and Discussions
on Zoom and Facebook Live

Online classes via Zoom begin this month!
Dear Dharma Friends,

Thanks to all who signed, commented, wrote letters, and came to the recent Zoning and Planning Commission hearing. Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie presented two petitions to the Commission with more than 450 signatures. As a result, David Hoffmann has decided not to proceed with his helipad plans in Augusta! They will instead use the Washington, MO airport, which already has a helipad.

Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie says that we have received thanks from several Augusta residents for our help in this matter. Thank you for speaking out, you have done a great service to MABA and the Augusta area. There will still be some changes in our future, with other development continuing around Augusta and MABA. By working together we can meet these challenges and maintain our community at MABA. Thank you again, you have done a great service.
Each month during the 2021-2022 PARAMITA CHALLENGE, receive a set of topics for contemplation, one for each week of the month. To sign-up, please email Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye. All are welcome! This month: Perfection of Morality, the Bodhisattva Precept of Non-Stealing, and the second set of the Stages of Faith. More information is below.

Looking ahead: the Buddhist Global Relief Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry will be held online October 2. More information next month. Also, Thanissaro Bhikkhu will be joining us again for a teaching based on his book On the Path the evening of November 3. Contact Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye to pre-register.

Now that the FDA has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, if you have continued questions or fears about being vaccinated, please contact the office. We are here to help.

As always, we are grateful for your ongoing support. Please stay well. We invite you to join us every Sunday for meditation, Dharma Talks, and discussions. All are welcome!

Your Friends in the Dharma,
The Community at MABA

This is the second talk in the Mindfulness & Anti-Racism series, sponsored by the Center for Race, Equity and Ethnicity (CRE2) at WUSTL, following the very popular talk by Rhonda Magee. This upcoming talk by Valerie Brown on September 10 from 1-2:30pm promises to be equally informative. Everyone is welcome, but you do need to register beforehand to receive the Zoom link. 

Click on the images below for more information on these two very worthwhile programs. We hope you will join us for one, or both, of these educational opportunities that are unique to the St. Louis (and Midwest) area.
Welcome to the Pāramitā Challenge! 波羅蜜多挑戰
September 5 - Sunday Services - Dizang Blessing - Xiǎnzhì Katty and Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye
September 12 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnjí Lee
September 19 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Ven. Kōngyán
September 26 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Master Jìrú

October 3 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie
October 10 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnzhì Katty
October 17 - Sunday Services - Guanyin Blessing - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye
October 24 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Xiǎnchū Cory
October 31 - Sunday Services - Dharma Talk by Master Jìrú
MABA's Sunday Services and Book Study Group meet every Sunday.
Everyone is welcome! (use Zoom link below).
Sunday Services Schedule (Central Time-US):
  • 9:15 am -- Meditation Instruction Video
  • 9:30 am -- Guided Sitting Meditation
  • 10:00 am -- Dharma Talk
  • 10:40 am – Chanting (in English), Announcements, and Short Break
  • 11:00 am -- Book Study Group (reading On the Path)

Zoom link for MABA Sunday Services:
Meeting ID: 880 7239 2264
Passcode: 130185

Or, find MABA Sunday Services Live on Facebook


Our Sunday Book Study Group continues reading and discussing Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu's On The Path on Sundays as a part of regular services.

We are about to begin Chapter Eight: Right Mindfulness. All are welcome, no experience necessary. To sign up for these classes, contact Xiǎnxǐng Sherrie at to receive the free .pdf book. Or join us for Sunday Services and download it then.

Join us on November 3, with special guest Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu!
More information next month. Contact Xiǎnkuān Don Yéye to pre-register.

MABA Cares
The MABA community is happy to be of benefit to any of our sangha members in difficulty, and we are able to help in several ways. If you are in a food emergency, MABA can provide supplies from MABA's pantry; if you cannot make it out to the monastery, we can deliver. For longer-term food assistance, we can help you find a food pantry.

Whether spiritual counseling and moral support, professional mental health counseling, end-of-life questions, or legal assistance, we can help you find a provider. If you feel unsafe, let us know.

Please have no fear of reaching out; anyone can fall into difficulty, and there is no shame in a helping hand from a friend. Reach out to MABA at if you need assistance.
Dharma Talks and Guided Meditations

MABA continues to upload past Dharma Talks, and
can be found at MABA's YouTube channel (more to come):

Xiǎnkuān continues to post new guided meditations on YouTube. Learn how to calm the mind, gain insight, and cultivate loving kindness and compassion at:

Six Pathways is available in both softcover and e-book at Stay tuned for Volume II later this year!
Photos, Events, and More!

To view more photos from events at MABA, please visit our Media page.

Please visit our Event Calendar for upcoming events.
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You may make secure contributions directly to MABA via PayPal, PayPal Giving Fund, or by sending a check made payable to “MABA” to 299 Heger Lane, Augusta, MO 63332

Thank you for your continued support!
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